Stamps on 1996 Cricket World Cup – Sri Lanka

Stamps on 1996 Cricket World Cup – Sri Lanka

The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup will be held in England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July 2019. A lot of Philatelic releases are expected. Keep watching our columns for stories and stamps on Cricket World Cups.

The 1996 Cricket World cup was played in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It was the Sixth World Cup. It was played from 14 February to 17 March 1996 and was also known as Wills’ World Cup 1996. India & Pakistan were hosting the World Cup for the second time whereas Sri Lanka was hosting it for the first time. 12 Countries participated in the tournament. Sri Lanka defeated Australia by 7 Wickets in the final at Gadaffi stadium Lahore to lift the trophy.

Stamps on 1996 Cricket World Cup
Sri Lanka issued a beautiful miniature sheet containing four triangular shaped stamps to celebrate its victory. The miniature sheet was released on 18 August 1996. The caption on the bottom of miniature sheet read “1996 World Cup Cricket Champions Sri Lanka”.

Rupees 20.00 -Trophy        Rupees 10.50- Wicket Keeper      Rupees 17.00- Batsman   Rupees 2.00 – Bowler.

SRI LANKA 1996 WC CHAMPIONS MS

SRI LANKA 1996 WC CHAMPIONS MS

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Buddha’s Birthday – Vesak – Sri Lanka

Buddha’s Birthday – Vesak – Sri Lanka

Vesak is celebratedas religious and cultural festival on the full moon day of lunar month of Veshaka.  It is the most prominent Buddhist festival in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka has issued a large number of stamps and miniature sheets on Vesak. Few are listed.

 

 

SL VESAK 2013
VESAK 2013- SRI LANKA
SL VESAK 2012
VESAK 2012 -SRI LANKA
SL VESAK 2010
VESAK 2010 -SRI LANKA
SL VESAK 2008
VESAK 2008 -SRI LANKA
SL VESAK 2000
VESAK 2000 – SRI LANKA